High interest as CPL ticket sales get underway in Guyana
By Akeem Greene
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) ticket office in Guyana opens from 09:00h but from as early as 07:00h, persons are lining up at the ticket office at 233-234 Camp Street, Georgetown, to ensure they secure their tickets.
That is the word from Romario Samaroo, Team Logistics and Public Relations Officer for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The sale of tickets commenced in Guyana on Tuesday for purchases in-person and online via www.cplt20.com.
Speaking to News Room Sport, Samaroo contended that the two-year absence of CPL in Guyana has generated enthusiasm so people are rushing to get their tickets early for the Amazon Warriors’ home leg that runs from September 21-25.
Some early buyers expressed relief over being able to acquire their tickets before they are sold out and many expressed a desire to witness the Amazon Warriors against rival Trinbago Knight Riders on September 24, at the National Stadium, Providence.
In terms of merchandise, the store is functional with various Amazon Warriors outfits from past seasons, however, Samaroo revealed there will be updated apparel in the coming weeks.
Seven group matches
On September 21, Barbados Royals will face St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots from 10:00h followed by Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs from 19:00h.
Trinbago Knight Riders and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots clash from 10:00h on September 22 then Warriors play St. Lucia Kings from 19:00h.
The lone match on September 24 is Knight Riders and Amazon Warriors from 19:00h.
On September 25, Tallawahs and Kings play the morning fixture and the Warriors will face the Royals from 19:00h to conclude the tournament’s group matches.
Tickets for the morning matches will cost GY$2,000 while for the evening matches, the cost ranges from GY$2500 to GY$6000.
The box office opening hours will be 9:00h to 17:00h (Monday-Friday) and 9:00h to 13:00h (Saturdays)
Guyana will for the first time host the entire CPL finals week, and Samaroo indicated those tickets are not currently available but will soon go on sale.
The 10th season of CPL bowls off on August 31 at Warner Park, St. Kitts, and concludes on September 30 at the National Stadium, Providence.
St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago will also host the ‘Biggest Party in Sport’ this season.
The five-time finalists play their first match on September 3 at Warner Park against Jamaica Tallawahs from 10:00h.
Prior to the CPL, the Warriors will play in a new 60-ball tournament called the 6IXTY from August 24-28 in St. Kitts.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad: Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer Tabraiz Shamsi, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Colin Ingram, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Paul Stirling, Shai Hope, Heinrich Klaasen, Keemo Paul, Jermaine Blackwood, Gudakesh Motie, Ronsford Beaton, Veerasammy Permaul, Junior Sinclair, Matthew Nandu.